WALT MCCLEMENTS RECORD RELEASE
Walt McClements (Record release) + TBA DJ Mary Lattimore
A Hole in the Fence, Walt McClements’ forthcoming debut album for Chicago label American Dreams, takes after a number of recent records channeling the buzzing textures of the organ to create ambient and drone music. But with one important difference: McClements plays the accordion, an instrument most frequently encountered in the context of norteño, polka, Balkan music, and other regional styles. While the accordion is rarely heard in ambient music, the hand-held keyboard instrument is related to the harmonium and pump organ; it works according to the same principle, pushing air across small strips of vibrating metal, called reeds. On “Thresholds (through a hole in the fence),” the Los Angeles musician makes the most of the instrument’s microtonal possibilities, drawing out long held chords into shimmering expanses reminiscent of Kali Malone, Tim Hecker, or Áine O'Dwyer.
Presented by Zebulon.
This is a 21+ event.